Changes of the Conmebol. The entity confirmed the first major change due to the serious epidemiological situation in Brazil and, especially, in the state of São Paulo. Now he reported that the rematch of the Recopa Sudamericana 2021 between Palmeiras and Defensa y Justicia will be held in Brasilia and not in São Paulo.
The decision of the Luque-based body was to take the party out of São Paulo, a state collapsed by Covid-19 and move the momentous match, which will put the first Conmebol Cup into play in 2021, to Brasilia, which is a little better than São Paulo, which has accumulated hundreds of deaths a day from the disease.
The match will be played on April 14, at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, at a time to be confirmed. The first leg of the Recopa will be held on April 7, from 9 pm, at Florencio Varela’s Tito Tomaghello.
Meanwhile, he also confirmed that the rematch duel between San Lorenzo and Santos, for Phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores, will be played at the Mané Garrincha Stadium, in Brasilia, and not in Vila Belmiro, in San Pablo, as a result of the wave. of coronavirus cases that hit the largest city in the region.
The order was issued by judge Kátia Balbino de Carvalho Ferreira, from the 1st TRF Region, and its basis is based on the fact that the coronavirus contamination rate increased from 0.91 to 0.94. In addition, the occupancy rate of ICU beds for Covid-19 is 97%, adding to the public and private hospital networks, and that more than 400 people wait for an ICU bed in hospitals.
This decision would only be reversed if the bed occupancy rate is between 80% and 85% and if the patient waiting list is less than 100 people. However, the governor of Brasilia, Ibaneis Rocha, assured that he will appeal the decision, according to Esportes Brasília.